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The Refworld legal collection has been designed primarily as a tool for disseminating and promoting (international) law relating to refugees, asylum seekers, stateless persons and other persons of concern to UNHCR.

UNHCR staff, refugee lawyers, all those involved with refugee-status determination within Governments, and others concerned with the rights of refugees and asylum seekers, can find a wealth of relevant documents in the collection. Included in the collection is a unique jurisprudence collection, covering more than 40 national jurisdictions, and a vast amount of international judgments and decisions from the United Nations, the European Court of Human Rights and other international and regional courts. A comprehensive collection of international instruments relating to refugees and human rights, with the most recent lists of States Parties to key conventions, is also available. The legislation collection, contains national and international legislation relevant in assessing asylum claims and is the largest collection of its kind. Finally, Refworld contains many special agreements, such as memoranda of understanding, host-country agreements and voluntary repatriation agreements.

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Armed Conflicts

August 2016 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law Compilations/Analyses

An Introduction to the Common European Asylum System for Courts and Tribunals: A Judicial Analysis

August 2016 | Publisher: European Union: European Asylum Support Office (EASO) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Security Council resolution 2302 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 12 Aug. 2016]

29 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2303 (2016) [on the situation in Burundi]

29 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7750th meeting, 28 July 2016, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Peacebuilding and sustaining peace"]

28 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Committee Against Torture, D. v. Switzerland (Communication no. 700/2015) REDRESS Brief, 27 July 2016

27 July 2016 | Publisher: REDRESS | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

U.N. v. Russia

26 July 2016 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Security Council resolution 2300 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) until 15 Nov. 2017]

26 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Security Council resolution 2300 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) until 31 Jan. 2017]

26 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Security Council resolution 2299 (2016) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) until 31 July 2017]

25 July 2016 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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